The University of Maine has placed Maria Lewis, its head women’s ice hockey coach, on leave during an investigation into possible NCAA Violations:
The NCAA has been notified that the university is investigating possible compliance concerns. Among the issues being investigated are whether NCAA bylaws restricting the number of hours student-athletes spend in activities directed or supervised by coaching staff were violated.
Violations of the playing and practice rules, particularly the hour limitations, are not uncommon. So for a coach to be placed on leave while the university and NCAA looks into the allegations suggests that the overage may be significant when all is said and done.